Port Au Prince
Port Au Prince Scarf
Port Au Prince Scarf
This modal/cashmere blend aerial view of Port Au Prince captures the vibrant colors of the city and culture of Haiti.
Material: modal and cashmere with eyelash fringes on the ends and hand-rolled finish on the sides
Size: 42" x 80"
Color: Navy, burgundy and specks of green, yellow and red
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PORT AU PRINCE
The capital, chief port, and commercial center of the West Indian republic of Haiti. It is situated on a magnificent bay at the apex of the Gulf of Gonâve which is protected from the open sea by the is land of La Gonâve. The city was laid out in a grid pattern in 1749 by the French and called L’Hôpital
BECOME: A Cityzen of Port-au-Prince and......
SMELL: The fresh Caribbean, walking alongside the coast
SHOP: Locally hand crafted pottery and jewelry at the Papillion Enterprise
VISIT: Musée du Panthéon National Haitien, an architectural gem that survived the earthquake of 2010 and learn about the harsh and yet triumphant history of Haiti and its people
TASTE: A globe-trotting menu with the occasional stab at Caribbean fusion at Port au Prince favorite and popular restaurant, Papaye
LISTEN: To compas: a complex, everchanging music genre that fuses African rhythms, European ballroom dancing, and Haitian bourgeois aesthetics.
DRINK: The best local rum, Rhum Barbancourt which is one of Haiti's oldest and one of the country's most famous exports, at the Observatoire which has great views of the city and the bay.
SLEEP: At the historic Oloffson Hotel, built in the 19th century for a prominent family in Port-au-Prince.
READ: “Gouverneurs de la Rosée”, Considered a masterpiece of world literature by Jaques Roumain.
WALK: In Fort Jacques, one of Haiti's few national parks, located outside Port au Prince in the village of Fermathe.
WATCH: “Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti” is a beautiful black and white documentary about dance and possession in Haitian voodoo that was shot by experimental filmmaker Maya Deren between 1947 and 1954.
TAKE: Haitian beautiful hand-carved stones from Comité Artisanal Haïtien.